This post is based on my most read monthly newsletter – please enjoy the thoughts about the stories that we tell ourselves. A friend shared with me that the biggest challenge and limitation that he saw as a human resource leader was the stories that people tell themselves. When I asked him to elaborate, he replied, “I see the value in your work on curiosity, … Continue reading The Stories that we tell ourselves
Given how life is “opening up” and how our daily interactions are increasing, I wanted to use this month’s newsletter to use curiosity as a tool for to understand communication that is coaching and not criticizing. Although the desired outcome maybe improvement, support, or insight, criticism and coaching are two different actions that will have entirely different results. Have you ever watched the coach in … Continue reading Curious- Are you a critic or a coach?
Happy New Year! With the turn of the calendar and the drafting of new resolutions, I invite you to consider being more curious this year. Curiosity is the jedi mind trick at the heart of everything in life- strong relationships, clear communication, and achieving your goals. Curiosity drives grit, resilience, compassion, empathy, and an open mind. No wonder why curious people are happier! Adding curiosity to … Continue reading Curiosity for New Year’s Resolution
Curiosity Conversations for starting 2021 with a fresh perspective! Collectively, it has been a rough year for us all. Our lives have jumped from the 20th to 22nd century in what feels like overnight while we all live in defense of the deadly Covid virus. Everyone is exhausted by these massive changes and would love to press “restart” on their lives at the beginning of the New … Continue reading Curiosity for a Fresh Perspective
Curiosity Conversations to connect, live, and work with people with different opinions, beliefs, and values In this month’s edition of Curiosity Conversations, I want to explore the use of curiosity conversations as a tool to engage, connect, live, work, and respect people that have different opinions, beliefs, and choices than those of your own. Curiosity Conversations is designed to make uncomfortable conversations comfortable. The goal of … Continue reading Curiosity Conversations to connect, live, and work with people with different opinions, beliefs, and values
For most of us, since March the world has been working remotely. Suddenly our society leaped from the 20thto the 22nd century overnight. Now that it appears that the world will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, I wanted to address working remotely in this month’s curiosity conversations. Working remotely is major change to organizational design, communication, and engagement. Moreover, there are cultural norms and … Continue reading Curiosity Conversations for Remote Working
In this monthly newsletter, I share 5-curated articles about curiosity and its impact, which you can apply to your professional and personal lives. Curiosity is like a muscle; it is a skill that can be learned and strengthened over time. Curiosity fosters patience and inquisitiveness. People that are curious are less fearful, more open, and more confident. Curious people are happier. The ability to understand … Continue reading Curiosity, an introduction